You can tell college football is back officially when Kevin Sumlin’s Texas A&M Aggies start running up video-game numbers on unsuspecting defense.
Sophomore QB, Kenny Hill, set new school records for passing yards in a game (511 yds.) AND completions in a game (44) last night against the #9 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks, bitch-slapping them with a 52-28 home-opener loss.
In the first start of his career, Kenny Hill quickly mopped up any hangover residue of Johnny Football “magic” that was still lingering in the Aggie fan base passion bucket (shout-out DP show). He was crisp, he was sharp and the Aggie offense looked in mid-season form, which was a surprise considering their opponent. The Gamecocks came into this season with high expectations with some preseason polls even ranking them in the top 5. They brought back 19 returning starters, but most notably (especially in last night’s game) without the #1 NFL draft pick, Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney.
The old ball coach seemed in a decent enough mood after the loss though:
In addition to a coming-out party for Kenny Hill, it was also a “Post-Johnny Football” statement made by the Aggies Head Coach, Kevin Sumlin. He announced firmly that he and the Aggies aren’t going anywhere but UP in the SEC even without the former Heisman winner at the helm.